Wrocław is known to have the best bars in Poland so with so much choice its impossible to visit them all. We have prepared a list below of our favorite bars currently in the Old Town, some of them you will know and some not. Regardless, you are guaranteed a great time in each of them. Enjoy!
Pod Papugami – ul. Sukiennice 9A
Been around for a while but still rates as one of the top venues in town for terrific food, drinks, and live music. Often visited by local famous people and ram packed by a hip crowd. You will find live music on most nights and almost always of a high standard!
Szynkarnia – ul. Św. Antoniego 15
Doubling up as an alehouse and deli counter stocked with fine meats and cheeses, this unique establishment is more of a low-key neighborhood hangout than party headquarters, despite its nightlife location. We like the fact there are 2 entrances to separate the 2 places and the chance to pair cheese with beer. Expect 14 tasty craft brews on draught and a cozy mezzanine and basement as well
Papa Bar ul. Rzeźnicza 32/33
One of Wrocław’s most stylish and chic bars. Filled with foreign and local hotshots in drinking cocktails and single malt whiskeys. The space is enormous and has been entirely given over to smokers, with the exception of a small corner. Though the tedious house music is hardly original, Papa Bar still provides many of the comforts other places lack – including competent mixologists, sports on the flatscreen and a menu of great eats served late. Recommended.
Mleczarnia – ul. Włodkowica 5, Old Town
Hidden in an enchanting courtyard, the summer beer garden is amazing. A bohemian mix of local academics and hipsters and hostelers with an excellent mix of ethnic and indie music. If your part of the in-crowd then you just have to be seen here!
Nietota – ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 50
One of Wrocław’s most original venues. A lot of time has gone into the decor with almost every surface – including the tables, bar, walls, and ceiling – covered in highly-illustrative original artwork that gives the space a creepy-cool atmosphere. Completely unique in style and atmosphere, great music on the weekends and a drinks list that will make your mouth water, you simply have to give Nietota a try.
AleBrowar Wrocław ul. Włodkowica 27
AleBrowar combines Polish street graphics with American-style microbrewing. The cool decor and crowds of well-dressed people draw you in as soon as you round the corner, and the great selection of craft beer makes you stay for another… and another.
Setka – ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 50A
Setka (the Polish name for a 100ml glass of hard alcohol) is where Las Vegas meets the former People’s Republic of Poland in a colorful, loud, and fun drinking place that’s always full. With a backlit menu board featuring the likes of herring, lard, and potato pancakes and a female voice reading the order numbers over the mic, this is a blast from the past dressed to please present-day bar-hoppers.
Do Jutra is definitely the best bar in Pasaż Pokoyhof. With a long bar and low lighting, the interior has a saloon appeal with a deck chair laden garden outside. Everything a hipster could ever want is available here, including craft beer on draught and in bottles, creative cocktails, bearded barmen, and a solid, affordable menu of chow. Highly recommended.
Kontynuacja – ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 17
Beer lovers will feel right at home here with 16 taps, Kontynuacja is arguably Wrocław’s best craft beer house. With 25 beers on draught a minimal decor, a lengthy bar, and long thin tables to encourage conversation, this is one of the most popular meet-up places for a pint or two and some good conversation.
Lot Kury – ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 17
Lot Kury definitely has the hip factor. Opening early, they serve all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, and salads, before hitting the harder stuff by night. With craft beers next door, Lot Kury has shed them completely in favour of their highly creative cocktail menu. A great place to hang out, look out for their live jazz concerts on Thursday nights.
Located in a courtyard, this large, high-ceilinged club/gallery caters to Wrocław’s large demographic of hipsters who create happenings. With seasonal outdoor seating, an eclectic alternative playlist, extensive exotic drink list are just a few reasons Szajba is a great place to pass time. Expect bubbly staff and a great vibe, especially during the warmer months outside. A great find.
Ofiar Oświęcimskich Street has exploded with hip new venues to become one of Wrocław’s most exciting streets – and this may be its most popular hangout at the moment. Not because its cheap though as craft beers are pricey, but expect some cool cocktails, groovy music, DIY design, and good chow. Dubbed ‘Greenhouse’ (as Szklarnia translates into English) thanks to a glass ceiling, this large space features a long wrap-around bar, lots of natural light and even a patio. A delight by day, things get crowded in the evening when it basically turns into a urban lifestyle paradise.
Niebo Cafe – ul. Ruska 51B (Pasaż Niepolda)
An after-hours cult classic packed with students. Niebo is the start and finish point for many neighbourhood pub crawls! Expect loads of events as well as stand-up.
Marynka Piwo i Aperitivo – Kazimierza Wielkiego 39
Maybe one of the least known places in this list but a great place for beer lovers of beverages from all around the world; from Europe, through the USA to Australia available on eight rotating beer taps and countless more in bottles. A place where you can appreciate the beer without having to try and look cool while doing it. Recommended.